CMAT Exam 2024 for MBA

  • The total duration of the CMAT exam is 180 minutes and candidates with a graduate degree are eligible for this exam.
  • Registration for the cement exam can be done on its official website within the allotted window by NTA
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    What is the CMAT Exam?

      CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by several business management schools in India. It is one of the national-level entrance exams approved by AICTE (the All India Council for Technical Education. CMAT is typically conducted once a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and it is a Computer Based exam. CMAT exam is divided into four sections including Quantitative Techniques And Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The total duration of the CMAT exam is 180 minutes and candidates with a graduate degree are eligible for this exam. Registration for the cement exam can be done on its official website within the allotted window by NTA.

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    CMAT Exam Highlights

    Name of the Exam Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2024
    CMAT Official Website
    Conducting Body National Testing Agency
    Exam Duration 3 Hours
    CMAT Exam Fees (2024)
  • 2000 for General Category Male
  • 1000 for General Category Female/Reserved Category Students
  • CMAT 2024 Exam Date Third Week of May (Tentative)
    Meduim of Exam English
    Mode of Exam Online
    CMAT Exam Question Types MCQ
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension & Verbal Ability
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree

    CMAT Exam Timeline and Registration

      CMAT is a yearly exam which usually held between March and April every year. To appear in the CMAT exam the candidate must meet the eligibility criteria and register for the same. The candidates must keep an eye on notifications released by the National Testing Agency regarding the CMAT exam and register within a given window.

    CMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

    1. Check for the Notifications for CMAT eligibility Criteria 2024
    2. Minimum of 15 years of educational qualifications from a recognised institute must be met
    3. 50% marks are a must for the general category candidates and 45% for ST/SC/PWD category candidates
    4. There is no age limit to take the CMAT exam
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    Select exam mode and date
    Upload photograph and signature
    Review and confirm
    Make payment
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    Prepare for the Exam

    CMAT Exam Pattern

    Mode of CMAT Exam CBT, PBT, IBT
    Duration of Exam 180 Minutes
    CMAT Exam Section
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Knowledge
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Number of Questions 100
    Number of Questions Section Wise 20
    CMAT Total Marks 400
    Language of Question Paper English
    Marking Scheme
  • +4 for Each Correct Entry
  • -1 for Each Incorrect Entry
  • No negative marking in GK section
  • Evolution of CMAT Exam

    CMAT was a paper-based examination in its initial years then transformed into computer-based testing to meet technical development and efficiency of the process. CMAT also included sections in the exam based on educational requirements as well as a business environment. The marking scheme questioning process and duration also change with time based on industrial demand in the CMAT exam.

    CMAT Exam Year Sections No. of Questions per Section CMAT Time Duration
    • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Language Comprehension
    • General Knowledge
    • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (optional)
    • 20
    • 20
    • 20
    • 20
    • 20
    180 Minutes

    CMAT 2024 Syllabus with Topics

    The syllabus of the CMAT 2024 exam is quite similar to the MAT examination because both are aptitude testing methods. The usual syllabus of the CMAT 2024 examination includes Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, and Innovation And Entrepreneurship. The topics of the CMAT 2024 exam include Algebra, Linear Arrangements, Reading Comprehension, Politics, Entrepreneurship, etc.

    CMAT Syllabus Section CMAT Syllabus Topics Weightage in Exam
    Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation Algebra, Time-Speed-Distance, Alligation & Mixtures, Geometry, Graph, Quadratic and Linear Equations, etc. 80
    Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning, Linear Arrangements, Number Series, Matrix Arrangements, Blood Relationship Tests, etc. 80
    Language Comprehension Reading Comprehension, Grammar, English Usage Errors, Parajumbles, etc. 80
    General Knowledge Economy, Business, World, Politics, Sports, Culture, Society 80
    Innovation & Entrepreneurship Questions related to innovation, entrepreneurship and start up business 80

    Tips and Tricks for CMAT 2024 Preparation

    Preparing for the CMAT examination requires students to start with consistent learning and dedication that supports students in continuous learning. You should consistently learn and practise mock tests to ensure good scores. It would be best if you used the following tips and tricks to prepare for CMAT 2024.

  • Understand the pattern and syllabus of the CMAT exam
  • Make and stick to a study plan
  • Gather study material to support better learning
  • Always Stay focused
  • Conceptual learning is a must
  • Practice regularly (previous CMAT papers)
  • Improve your time management skills
  • Practice CMAT mock Tests
  • Stay updated with current affairs
  • Revision and review should be continuous
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    CMAT 2024 Admit Card

    The admit card is an important document which is provided by the Institution of the exam that includes important information regarding the process. It includes the Registration Number, Roll Number, Name, and Information of the Exam Centre to appear for the exam. It is an entry card which allows students to appear for the exam online or offline.

  • Visit the official website
  • Browse Admit Card
  • Click the Download Admit Card Link
  • Login To Your Account
  • Verify Personal Details
  • Download and Print the Admit Card
  • Keep multiple copies of the Admit Card secure for future reference
  • Print Admit card
  • Keep admit card safe
  • Guidelines for CMAT Exam Day

    Documents to Carry on CMAT exam day 2024

    CMAT admit card

    Valid Photo ID Proof

    Photocopies of ID proof and admit card

    Any other important document


    Water bottle & Snacks

    Directions to the Exam Centre

    Items Not to Carry Inside the CMAT exam Hall

    Electronic devices

    Study Material

    Bags and luggage

    Food and drinks (other than water)

    Communication and internet-based watches

    Any other unauthorized item

    CMAT Exam Time Slots

    CMAT Exam Slot 2024 Exam Timings Reporting Time Last Entry Allowed
    1 09:00 PM to 12:00 PM 07:30 AM 08:00 AM
    2 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM 01:30 PM 02:00 PM

    CMAT Answer Key 2024

    Visit the official website

    Go to the official website to get started.

    Navigate to the answer key section

    Find the answer key section from the menu.

    Find the relevant exam

    Look for the exam to see answer key.

    Browse and click to answer the key link

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    Provide asked details

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    Verify the details and cross-check

    Cross-check the answers with your responses..

    Raise objections (if applicable)

    Submit objections if you find any discrepancies.

    CMAT 2024 Result

    • Visit the official website

    • Navigate to the Results section

    • Login to your account

    • Locate the result link

    • View or download your result

    • Check your scorecard

    • Download and save your result

    • Print the result (if needed)

    • Check for cutoffs and selection criteria

    • Stay updated

    • Prepare for further studies

    CMAT Cut off Marks 2024

    CMAT MBA college name Cut Off Marks
    JBIMS, Mumbai 99+
    Goa Institute of Management 95-99
    KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 95-99
    SIMSREE, Mumbai 99
    Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95-99
    Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 95
    Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore 80

    Fees for MBA - Campus Wise

    CMAT MBA College Name MBA Seats (approx) MBA Fees
    JBIMS, Mumbai 160 INR 6.1 Lakhs
    Goa Institute of Management 300 INR 19 Lakh
    KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 600 INR 20.87 Lakh
    SIMSREE, Mumbai 30 INR 1.34 Lakh
    Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 300 INR 3.56 Lakh
    Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 120 INR 8.9 Lakh
    Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore 60 INR 7 Lakh


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    FAQ’s of CMAT exam

    • The National Testing Agency or NDA is responsible for conducting the CMAT or Common Management Admission Test. This exam is also managed and evaluated by NDA for several management programs including PGDM and MBA. However, NDA does not conduct MBA admissions through CMAT itself.

    • Appearing in the CMAT examination helps students create a convenient as well as reliable pathway to admission to different management programs. Cracking the CMAT exam supports students to access a wide range of AICTE-approved business schools and institutions that offer valuable management degrees. CMAT scores are widely acceptable and the single exam creates multiple career opportunities for candidates.

    • Approximately between 90 to 99, percentile is a considerably good score in CMAT examination. The top colleges and universities in India widely accept candidates with good scores on CMAT. However, the reputation and ranking system of the college also plays an important role in defining good scores on the CMAT examination based on competitiveness in the applicant pool.

    • In the CMAT examination, the GK section contains 20 questions. The GK section in the same examination is considered important because it holds equal weightage as other sections of the paper. The 20 questions in the GK section of CMAT include topics like Current Affairs, History, Business, Awards, Economics, Corporate Events, Geography, etc.

    • Although there is no particular number of mock tests that should be taken by a candidate to get 99% in the CMAT exam. In general aspects, it is good to take 30-40 CMAT mock tests to secure good marks or 99 percentile in the exam. However, the escorts in CMAT exams are also based on accuracy and speediness to complete the paper.

    • Percentile (P)= 10,000 – 1(rank)/10,000 x 100= 99.99. Additionally, if a candidate is called rank 3 the percentile will be 99. 97. Suppose, 10000 candidates will give CMAT 2024 and a candidate secures 5th rank, His/her CMAT percentile will be calculated as P = 10000-5/10000*100